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  • What you need to realise is that the vast majority of the Perl (or PERL!) programmers in the world have no contact at all with the Perl community. Most programming languages don't have a community like ours so a new programmer won't necessary go looking for it. Most Perl books don't emphasise the community aspect of Perl, many of the most popular ones don't even mention it.

    I'm not at all surprised by the number of Perl programmers who happily exist outside of the community. I _am_ surprised by the number o
    • For the French translation of the Camel book (3rd ed.), we conviced O'Reilly France to insert a page long presentation of the French Perl Mongers (it was just Paris, back then). That was easy to do, since the three translators and the reviewer were from

      The text appeared in chapter one, which most people overlook(*) anyway, so I don't know if anybody noticed...

      (*) OK, I do read chapters 1. But then I often overlook most of the other chapters...